[ARTICLE] “Ask a GP: After birth: What Your First Period is Like” Body and Soul 11th April 2018

Among all these changes, you may wonder what happens to your periods after giving birth. Do they differ too?

Firstly, it can take ages for your first period to come back after giving birth.

In fact, if you’re breastfeeding exclusively, it could take six months or more before your period comes back, says midwife Amanda Bude from Groovy Babies. If you’re breastfeeding exclusively and drop down to two or three feeds every 24 hours, she says your periods may start again.